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Damage assessments begin after Thursday's flooding in Corner Brook

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    Friday, November 29, 2013, 11:30 AM -

    A powerful east coast storm that stretched from Florida to Newfoundland brought heavy rain and damaging winds to parts of Atlantic Canada this week.

    Wind gusting over 150 km/h were recorded in the Wreckhouse area of Newfoundland, while upwards of 80 mm of rain stretched across the Maritime provinces.

    Heavy rain in Newfoundland also resulted in major flooding with places like Corner Brook seeing significant damage.

    Many streams throughout the city could not hold the force of water coming down Thursday morning and several streets and homes were completely flooded.

    Mayor Charles Pender says a number of areas of the city were affected by flooding, but the full extent of the damage won't be known until a full assessment is complete.

    Damage assessments are expected to begin on Friday and will reveal if government funding is necessary.

    Strong winds continued to blast through the province Thursday night, but conditions are expected to gradually ease through the day on Friday.

    With files from VOCM

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